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9 September 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By The Sea.

This is how it works: Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!

My current read is Hollow Shotguns by Khalid Patel. A review book I received. I have reviewed for this author before, and I do like his very unusual style and incredible way with words. This is a story of 5 teenagers caught up in a zombie apocalypse. Not for everyone, admittedly, but a bit of an usual take on the subject. So if you are a fan of the genre and are a bit fed up of 'same old, same old', might want to give this one a try. 

WARNING- swearing / descriptions of violence and blood throughout.

Opening paragraph: 

"Man, this is fucking in-SANE!" He sways the bat back, unleashes the tool of hurt. The wood defiles the frail flesh, brittle bone.
 A crimson warmth mists their countenances.
Scarlet ink seeps from the splintered skull,now scattered about the room.
An exultant Slash kneels from the force of his swing, throat trobbing mirth. Never has wild execution felt so satisfying.
Body tissues hang soaked in adrenaline. Smiles, blood sully visages.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 
These are the rules  :
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From Hollow Shotguns by Khalid Patel:

Few of the school's prisoner's were expected to succeed. the males, if not incarcerated, would work the city factories, continuing the labour of their fathers. The girls would become destitute mothers, compliant housewives, or, if fortunate, underpaid beauticians. The prettier ones would perhaps befriend the pole.